Online shops have allowed people to make some extra income with their hobbies. On these virtual marketplaces, sellers can communicate directly with the buyers without having to pay an intermediary. Etsy, for example, specializes in crafts and other artistic items, although there are no limits on what people can put on sale. Users have the freedom to list almost anything, which means that there are some truly wild items out there. You can find haunted dolls, ancient Chinese vases, and even creepy hand-made marionettes. No matter your tastes, you are sure to find something that fits them perfectly. We surfed the marketplace looking for the weirdest, most bizarre items you could buy on Etsy and compiled them here. Now, it is time to check them out.
An Etsy Shop That Sells Decor Items Made Out of Doll Parts
Taste varies from one person to another, so what one individual finds attractive may look horrible to another one. Many people like scary decorations, such as dolls, and many others enjoy the look of handmade objects. For the selected few that are looking for objects that are both creepy and handmade, there is an Etsy shop called Ramshackle Rascals, which sells crafts made out of doll parts and offers a wide assortment of items.
Here is an example of one of their planters. They use old and forgotten dolls to produce arts and decorations, as their description claims. Shop prices range from around $15 to $75.
Weirdly Flavored Toothpicks Is a Very Niche Market
We are no strangers to uniquely flavored edible products. Candy companies compete with each other to come up with the strangest flavors, and there is even an entire line of jelly beans dedicated to making vomit or grass-flavored candy. The Etsy shop "Flavored Toothpicks" gave the trend a twist and produced toothpicks with flavors such as breast milk and fireworks. They have more than seventy varieties to choose from.
Most are standard flavors like cinnamon, grape, and wintergreen. Others, like bacon or baby formula, are wilder and usually bought by people who wish to play a prank on someone.
This Shop Turns Trash Into Unique Decor Objects
Crafters know that they can repurpose almost anything and build a new art piece from even the most random objects. You could put together a ceramic shark and a broken porcelain cup and make something out of it if you want to. That is what those who work at the online shop "Cappy Sue Creations" do. They take others' unwanted junk and make a new item out of it.
You can customize your order by sending them random knick-knacks to work with. They make decor items, pendants, ornaments, and more. Yes, they are all as weird as the shark.
A Jewelry Store That Uses Leaves and Flowers to Make Products
Among the many bizarre stores on the platform, there are some that produce items that better adapt to most people's expectations of beauty. Take this brand, which makes jewelry out of resin and natural things such as leaves, flowers, butterflies, and moss. The store is called "Leaves of 3," and they even offer an entire selection of products made out of poison ivy. Most items range from $20 to $50.
Do not worry, they will not give you a rash. Every jewelry item is encased in resin to preserve the organic materials they use, so they will not make you itch.
They Make Knitted Anatomical Models of Dissected Animals
Did you not hate it when they forced you to dissect a frog in school? Many people share that sentiment, but those who wish to become veterinarians or doctors must be prepared to face similar situations throughout their studies. If you dream of becoming a vet but are squeamish about touching an animal's organs, then perhaps this shop's knit anatomical models can help you out. It is called "aKNITomy."
They sell framed, knit versions of anatomy models and dissected creatures like frogs, rats, bats, and aliens. This is perfect for those who wish to learn without getting goo on themselves.
If You Like Creepy Crawlies, This Is the Shop for You
Snakes and spiders are feared by many because of their looks. Although some species can be deadly, for sure, they have their positive sides. We do not know enough about reptiles or arachnids to tell you whether you should be scared of them or not, but what we do know is that if you ever need a present for a snake lover, you could stop by "Wild Thing's" Etsy page.
A holiday ornament filled with snakeskin would be an excellent present for anyone who is obsessed with these slithering creatures. They also make objects with tarantula molts and animal bones.
These Necklaces Made Out of Vintage Buttons Are Unique
Accessories are a whole world in and of themselves. You can make them out of almost anything, even vintage buttons. We are sure that when used by someone with taste, they can be fabulous materials to work with, but this one is giving us more of a crazy cat-lady/witch vibe. However, if that style happens to be in your wheelhouse, you can check out "Bountiful Buttons'" creations online.
This bib necklace is made out of assorted vintage buttons, and there are many more where this one came from. If this is the style you enjoy, buy one for yourself.
Vintage Funeral Photographs Are What This Shop Specializes in
The Victorian era had some fascinating funeral traditions. It was common to take photographs of the dead to remember them and to take portraits of the living along with the ghostly images of the dead. It is not uncommon for people to feel fascinated by death and the unknown, which is why Etsy shops like "Funeral Ephemera" exist. They sell vintage photos of cemeteries, funerals, and even postmortem photographs.
You can also find 19th-century medical paraphernalia and some taxidermy. It is the ideal place to find items for the goths you love. The photographs cost between $10 and $40.
The Soaps This Shop Sells Are Ideal for Gaming and Anime Fans
When making soaps, there is no limit to your creativity. You can customize the color and the scent and make molds in almost any shape you desire. If you are a fan of video games and anime, this shop will feel like a true paradise. It is called "Digital Sopas," and they make soaps inspired by game controllers or anime objects such as the dragon balls from Dragon Ball Z.
Other cool bath items they sell are shampoos and body washes in soda bottles from popular brands like Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew. Their catalog of objects is quite extensive.
Cat Fans Can Buy Furry Accessories to Twin With Their Best Friends
Some individuals' love for their cats is at the edge of obsession. However, most people see them only as cute furry companions. They are so popular that costume makers regularly produce accessories in the form of cute paws or tails. Over on Etsy, some shops that cater to cosplayers also offer cat-inspired items such as these pink furry cuffs. These come from the shop "PrittenPaws," which sells everything from fuzzy ears to collars.
Even though the concept may sound a bit strange, the shop has several five-star ratings and a decent number of sales. Cats have a pretty strong fanbase, after all.
The Shop "Terrible Origami" Sells Bad Artworks Made of Paper
The art of origami has been cultivated in Japan for centuries. True masters have the ability to fold paper and shape it into detailed swans or dragons. It is truly a fascinating art form. However, if you are looking for masterpieces you will not find them in this shop. It is called "Terrible Origami" for a reason, given that it sells piles of shredded paper for outrageous prices.
Whoever set up this store was trying to pull everyone's leg. They also sell branded merchandise such as shirts, but only for those who can appreciate a good, elaborate joke.
Both Flower and Human Teeth Lovers Will Find Pretty Jewelry in This Place
Are you a fan of bugs and mysterious objects in general? Would you enjoy being gifted a pendant with a small scorpion suspended inside? If your answer to these questions is "yes," you might be in the minority. Do not fret; a shop on Etsy will cater precisely to your tastes. It is called "The Curiositeer," offering jewelry made from animal bones or human teeth.
They also carry items made out of flowers and non-threatening rocks for those with more classic tastes. The key to their success is their ability to adapt to a wide variety of customers.
A Handbag Company That Makes Egg and Pig-Shaped Products
The items this London-based shop sells are not that strange. They are actually quite cute and stylish. The brand is run by designer Kristy Fate, who made it her mission to make accessories that were not boring, and in our opinion, she succeeded. We have never seen a handbag like a flying pig, but that is just us. Every product is fully packed with glitter and personality.
The owner makes each product by hand, and in the shop, there are also keychains, hair clips, and brooches. Check Kristy Fate out on Instagram to see her creations in detail.
A Brass Cowboy Boot That Can Serve Multiple Purposes
There is no end to how weird decor items can be. You might never have expected someone to make a brass cowboy boot, but it happened. The best part of this odd sculpture is that it is multipurpose and can be used as a paperweight, bookend, or vase. The place to get these types of objects is obviously the Internet, in particular, the popular online marketplace known as Etsy.
Explore the shop "Two Vagabonds Vintage" and find many more strange things. We do not know who would buy any of their products, but perhaps we are just boring people.
You Can Write on This Skull With Chalk
We know that this is supposed to be a compilation of odd items found in online stores, but some of these are actually cool. Take this decorative skull, for example. It is made out of chalkboard material, so you can write as much as you like on them. You can draw elaborate patterns on it and erase them if you ever get bored. It is a bit creepy, but who cares?
If someone were to receive this as a gift, they would surely be very excited. Head on over to Etsy to see if you can find something similar to this.
A Cat Printed on to Old Dictionary Pages
There are no rules when it comes to which materials you can use to create a work of art. Marcel Duchamp proved that even a porcelain urinal could become one of the most celebrated sculptures in history. That is why it is not a stretch of the imagination to think that you could use old dictionary pages to make interesting prints. This person did that and put them for sale on Etsy.
Does that kitten with glasses not look super cute? Surprisingly, the letters work as a perfect background. Who would have thought that repurposing old dictionaries would be a good idea?
This Vintage Doll Was Very Popular in the 1940s and 1950s
This doll is called Mariquita Pérez and was the most popular doll in all of Europe during the 1940s and 1950s. It was first created by a Spanish woman, Doña Leonor Coello de Portugal, in 1938. They were produced until the mid-1970s, and if you are looking to buy one, for some reason, you might find it on Etsy. This one, for example, dates from the 1960s.
Perhaps you have a mother or grandmother who would enjoy a gift that reminds them of their childhood. Or maybe you enjoy buying vintage dolls. Either way, the Internet has plenty.
These Tote Bags Are Made Out of Cat Food Packaging
In this day and age, when plastic waste is threatening entire ecosystems, reducing the amount of waste we produce is crucial. One way of doing so is to recycle or repurpose plastic packaging into useful items. Whoever runs this online shop had the right idea since they are dedicated to making tote bags out of cat food packaging. It sounds weird, but it is actually not a bad idea.
Cat food bags need to hold a significant amount of weight without tearing. That makes them an ideal material for a tote bag if you get rid of the smell.
If You Were Looking for Brass Swan Lamp Bases Here They Are
There is a term that primarily applies to art and design called kitsch. Items branded as kitsch are usually mass-produced and considered in bad taste. However, after the 1950s, this style was re-appreciated as being over the top. That is to say, they are bad on purpose. Decorations once labeled as ugly are now cool, which is why a pair of lamp bases like these could be considered trendy.
The overly shiny brass and gaudy swan design might be perfect for those who enjoy a more ironic, kitschy decor style. It is amazing how you can get anything online.
Someone Out There Would Enjoy Having a Painted Muskrat Jawbone
A specific group of people finds objects made of animal parts to be the perfect decorations. This population sector usually covers its walls with taxidermied reindeer heads or bear pelts. This next item was made with those individuals in mind, and the best part is that it is at the bargain price of $35. Consider yourself lucky if you are in the market for a muskrat jawbone.
This one is even painted to look like a pig's head. No matter how exotic your tastes are, Etsy will have the perfect souvenirs and decorations for you.
Plushies Do Not Have to Be Cute to Be Sold
You might be wondering who would buy a plushie that is intentionally creepy. Well, surprisingly, many people would. Tim Burton's strange movie creations are incredibly popular. Why would a spooky, furry creature not be? Admittedly, you do not see two-foot-tall sculptures with humanoid teeth in every art gallery, but the web is full of uncanny creations that look like they are about to eat you in your sleep.
This little sculpture straddles the line between scary and cute, and it is not cheap. According to its creator, it takes "hours upon days upon weeks" to make, so they sell it for $180.
Buy a Surly Santa With a Beer Bottle Doll for a Relative Who Hates Christmas
The Holidays are a time of joy and celebration for most people, but what about those who find the jolly mood during the festivities to be a drag? The curmudgeon in your life might benefit from a virtual stroll around Etsy because they could find objects like this Santa doll. Unlike most depictions of Father Winter, this one has a surly expression and a bottle of beer in its hand.
Unfortunately, it was being sold for $700. The price tag is a bit steep for an object that will only sit on a shelf collecting dust for the most part.
Conch Shell Accessories That Will Bring Out Anyone's Inner Mermaid
Of all the ancient creatures of legend, mermaids are one of the most popular. The 1999 Disney film The Little Mermaid made little girls worldwide dream of becoming like Ariel and using seashells for clothes. As it turns out, the Internet has several shops dedicated to crafting accessories with shells. This one, in particular, uses giant conch shells to make barrettes for your hair.
We think those ties would not be comfortable at all. We get that you want to channel your inner mermaid, but try not to poke anyone in the eye, especially yourself.
For Taxidermy Fans, Here Are Some Birds With Rhinestones for Eyes
Taxidermy brings out mixed feelings in people. Some love it and those who loathe it. In our opinion, something is unsettling about buying and selling dead animal carcasses, no matter how well preserved they are. That should be relegated only to dioramas in natural history museums. However, if you are a fan looking for a spruced-up specimen, you will probably find it on Etsy.
These taxidermied birds have had their eyes replaced with rhinestones, which inject some bling into an otherwise bland carcass. We cannot imagine who would buy this, but who are we to judge?
You Can Also Find Real Antiques Online Such as This Georgian Ring
Jewelry is one of those items whose value only increases over time. In particular, accessories from the Georgian period are pretty rare since older pieces were often melted down to make new ones. During this time, jewelry became more accessible to the middle class, which meant less expensive materials began to be used. However, making a ring or pendant was incredibly labor-intensive. This ring is a prime example.
This gold and emerald ring is from 1743. The most surprising fact about it is not that it survived several centuries but that it was listed for sale on Etsy for $49,101.
If You Ever Need a Vial Full of Bees, the Internet Has Your Back
In past years, if you wanted to buy something like a glass vial full of dead bees, you would probably have had to find a mysterious shop in a dark alleyway or contact a beekeeper and pick up the cadavers yourself. The Internet has made sourcing those kinds of items much more accessible. Nowadays, all it takes is typing in an online marketplace's search bar, and it will show you any listings.
The description for this product states that all the bees in this vial died a natural death. That should appease any animal lovers, although probably none would want something like this.
Unique Knit Objects for Elephant Lovers That Like to Have Fun
Have you ever struggled to buy a present for someone that seems to have everything? It might be a good idea to go completely wild if you have. Weird gifts may not be that useful but they can be a good idea to give to those who already have all the gadgets. Rest assured that a knit pair of boxers is an item no one is likely to have.
Although, when it comes to this pair of underwear, you may need to measure certain parts to ensure they will fit. Why would someone make something like this, let alone sell it?
Possessed Rings Can Also Be Bought and Sold Online
Lovers of all things esoteric and otherwordly would immensely enjoy scrolling through weird listings on Etsy. The platform has an endless amount of haunted and strange items for sale. This ring, for example, is purported to be haunted by a powerful ghoul. The description explained that the ring belonged to the owner's grandfather, who passed away thirty-five years ago and always said it was haunted by a Ghoul Djinn.
For pre-Islamic Arabian peoples, ghouls were a kind of "genie" that resembled monstrous humanoids. They were associated with graveyards and the consumption of human flesh. Interesting, right?
These Unique Cake Toppers Are Just What Your Wedding Needs
When it comes to wedding parties, what the guests pay most attention to is whether the food is good or not. This includes the cake, and it is not enough for it to taste good. It has to look stunning as well. The proper toppers can make the cake pop, so it is a good idea to choose some with more personality than the traditional bride and groom figurines.
This pair of wedding squirrels are the perfect option for the couple who wants their cake to be memorable. The guests will never see anything like that in other ceremonies.
You Can Own a Prop From a Famous Disneyworld Ride
The Haunted Mansion is one of Disneyworld's most famous attractions. That is why many people buy souvenirs and memorabilia themed after the ride. However, how would you feel about taking home an actual prop? One day, one of the figures that served as decoration at the real ride appeared listed online. It was a life-sized statue of the groundkeeper who usually appears alongside his dog, holding a shovel and a lantern.
The caretaker is informally nicknamed Silas Crump and wears an appropriate terrified expression. You would be scared too if your job was to look after a haunted house.
We Have No Idea Why This Strange Doll Is Worth £16,000
Let us face it, most dolls are intrinsically spooky. Something about their weird proportions makes them look uncanny. Many also have smooth, permanently smiling expressions, making them look very unsettling. The Internet is full of odd and disturbing toys, so if that is what you are looking for, head over to Etsy. This tiny "Baby Lala Doll" is ideal for those who enjoy cute and creepy stuff.
The downside is that it is listed for $19,393. We are not entirely sure what makes this doll so valuable. Maybe it is possessed by the spirit of an evil little girl.
This Monstrous Marionette Is Way Over Priced
Marionettes have been portrayed as vessels for demonic spirits in many horror films, so it is no surprise that they have a reputation for being spooky. As if their inherent creepiness were not enough, some creators have endeavored to build them to be as disturbing as possible. This one features a single eye, tufted chicken-like limbs, and a giant, gaping jaw. If that description sounds acceptable to you, then you have unique tastes.
We guess that its monstrous look makes it attractive to some people. What is truly unbelievable is that it costs $24,550. No marionette should be worth that much.
If You Surf the Internet for Long Enough, You Might Come Across an 18th-Century Vase
The most valuable of treasures can, at times, turn up in the least expected places. You would assume that most historical artifacts would be safely ensconced in a museum somewhere, but many are stuck in musty attics or abandoned storage sheds. Once in a while, a lost antique makes its way to online marketplaces. This was the case with the 18th Century White Nephrite Jade Vase from the Qianlong Qing Dynasty.
It mysteriously appeared listed on Etsy for a substantial amount of money. Why a priceless vase from the Qing Dynasty would end up in a random store online is still a mystery.
If You Are Not a Fan of Airplanes, a Zeppelin Is a Perfect Replacement
Zeppelins, or blimps as they are also known, were once the preferred method for air travel. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, these rigid airships were all the rage and transported people all around the globe. However, a terrible accident in 1936 spelled disaster for the once-popular aircraft. The Hindenburg zeppelin crashed and exploded, killing thirty-six people. That is why, nowadays, most blimps are used for advertisement purposes.
Nevertheless, you can still buy a radio-controlled zeppelin online. Not many people would find it helpful, but we are sure that there is someone out there looking for one of these.
Someone Built a Woodland Shrine for Their Faerie Guides and Is Selling It Online
The Fae are mythical beings found in the folklore of multiple European cultures. They are said to have magical powers and enjoy playing tricks on humans. If they ever got angry, they could bring destruction, which is why people did everything they could to keep them appeased. A widespread tradition was to set aside some sugar or milk so they would have a taste and leave the household alone.
The maker of this piece stated that they wanted to make a special place for their Fae Guides. Building them an entire woodland shrine would earn you their eternal gratitude.
A Realistic Goat's Head Mask Is What You Need for Your Next Halloween Costume
You may be wondering why would anyone need a highly detailed mask in the shape of a goat's head. There are several reasons: they could be staging a play with Satan as a character, and he is often depicted as having a goat's head. They could also be planning a very complex Halloween costume and have the budget to spend money on items like this.
Then again, they might simply want to hang it in their living room. Who are we to judge? It is far less strange than many other listings that have appeared in this compilation.
Commemorative Princess Diana Beanie Babies Were Rumored to Be Worth Thousands
In 1997, the tragic death of Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, shocked the entire population and sent the Royal Family of Britain into turmoil. Many memorials were held in her honor, but none were as bizarre as the one the brand Beanie Babies had. Two months after her deadly accident, they created a commemorative stuffed bear in royal purple with a white rose stitched on its left breast.
The limited-edition bears were said to have been worth significant amounts of money, but in reality, they were not. That does not stop some people from listing them for $49,104 online.
This Detailed Silicone Mask Was Inspired by a Game Called Warhammer 40,000
Silicone prosthetics are usually expensive and take a lot of skill and time to create. It would not be surprising to learn that they are sold for quite a bit of money, but we would not have expected to find a professionally-made silicone mask listed at an Etsy shop. This is a Plague Bearer Demon Silicone Mask, and it looks as if it would feel more at home on a movie set.
The character is from a miniature wargame called Warhammer 40,000. It is incredibly popular, especially in the U.K., so we would not be surprised if these masks were sold quickly.
You Can Find a 17th-Century Throne in Online Stores
In a new edition of "priceless antiques listed on Etsy," we bring you this French 17th-century chair. It was made during Louis XIV's reign, a time of prosperity for France. The frame is made of wood, a material frequently used during that century, and the dragon motif shows how popular Oriental styles became during the era. Admittedly, it is a bit worse for wear, given that the bottom cushion is torn to shreds.
That is one more reason why this invaluable historical object should be in a museum collection, not in someone's warehouse. There, it can be restored and cared for by professional experts.
Winnie the Doll Still Seeks Revenge Against Its Previous Owner
In this compilation, we have seen plenty of dolls scary enough to give you the shivers. In our opinion, this one is the most frightening of all. It is called Winnie, and it is rumored to be haunted. The site tells the story of how Winnie was damaged and broken by its previous owner, who showed no remorse after it. The doll has been seeking revenge ever since.
We are not sure about this. It is probably just a story someone made up so it would attract more interest from buyers. The black eyes and dirty face look creepy, though.